Monday, June 17, 2013

Jacquie's Up-Cycle Nation: Coasting Along

I love kitschy coasters!  They make the perfect house-warming gift, entertaining accessory, or self-treat! This quickie up-cycle saves on both time and money while allowing for that extra personal touch!
I scored this set of 6 cork-backed coasters for $1 at a local charity shop.  They were good quality and in mint condition but the style just wasn't what I wanted.  With my favorite scrapbook papers and some Mod-Podge, this make-over is up-cycling simplicity.
Wooooo-Hooo for the short Supply List!!
*Coasters *Sand paper *Gesso
*Paint brush *Scrapbook Paper *Mod Podge

Sand picture surface of the coasters, wipe away sanding residue.
Apply a thick coat of Gesso to surface and sides of coaster.
While Gesso is 
drying, trace (or measure) coasters onto scrap paper.
I am using Lost and Found papers by My Mind's Eye.
 Once the Gesso has dried, apply a thin layer of Mod-Podge to the surface and adhere scrapbook paper to the coaster.
If embellishing with additional stickers, wait for the Mod-Podge to dry before applying embellishments.  
Sand around edges and corners, for a fluid look.
Once the initial layer of Mod-Podge is dry, add two more layers as sealer and topcoat.

And wallah!  
Easy-peasey simple up-cycled coatsers!


Jacquie Wheeler
Hand of Bela Peck